EU and UNDP support ‘open door’ days in Azerbaijan’s vocational education and training centres

April 22, 2022

Photo: UNDP Azerbaijan

Baku, 22 April 2022 -  The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Agency on Vocational Education support organising a series of “open door” days for a number of vocational and training (VET) centers in Baku, Ganja and Jalilabad.

The purpose of the “open door” days is to build more awareness about vocational education centers, to present VET as one of the promising choices of education for women and men in the country, and to increase its visibility and attractiveness.

The third in the series of events was organised at the Baku State Vocational Education Center for Culture and Arts. The 6-hours event was attended by around 1,000 high school students, parents, teachers, as well as the officials from government agencies and the stakeholders.

The participants visited the center’s workshops, received information about the facilities and services, which are currently available in this VET Centre. They joined master classes and visited the stands organised on various vocational directions such as costume designer and tailoring, sewing, design & decoration, cooking, confectionery, floristry, jewelry, wood carving, carpet weaving, make-up and many more.

The visitors also had an opportunity to learn more about the ongoing modernisation of the VET system, inclusive education services and the current admission procedures. At the event, the participants discussed VET career opportunities and perspectives with the succesful graduates and some employers.

The “open door” days will continue on 26 April in the Ganja State Vocational Education Center for Trade and Services, and 28 April in the Baku State Vocational Education Center for Tourism and Social Services.


The series is organised as part of the “VET for the Future: Development of VET Providers’ Excellence in Azerbaijan” project, funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP in partnership with SAVE. The project aims to support the modernisation of VET institutions in Azerbaijan to deliver competence-based training in order to increase the attractiveness and labour market relevance of VET.